Category Archives: Intellectual Property

In re Books: A Conference on Law and the Future of Books

Date(s) of Conference:

October 26-27, 2012

Location:

New York Law School

Description:

This one-and-a-half-day conference will bring together leading thinkers about law and the printed word. Speakers from academia, publishing, libraries, and the practicing bar wlll detail the sea change sweeping over publishing and debate how law should adapt.

Contact Information:

booksearch@nyls.edu

http://www.nyls.edu/centers/harlan_scholar_centers/institute_for_information_law_and_policy/events/upcoming_conferences/in_re_books

The Shape of Diversity to Come: Global Community, Global Archipelago, or a New Civility?

Date(s) of Conference:

January 24-25, 2013

Location:

Erasmus University Rotterdam, Forumzaal

Description:

The nation state, imagined as a formation encompassing a culturally unified people, is now straining under the challenges of globalization and the revolution in communication technology. This conference will consider the dynamic changes that are currently taking place with respect to cultural and religious diversity as a result of the explosion in communication technologies, address the conflicts they give rise to, and discuss the ramifications for both law and politics.

Contact Information:

Dr. Wouter de Been
debeen@law.eur.nl

http://www.esl.eur.nl/arw/sectie_rechtstheorie/diversity/#register

Global Intellectual Property Enforcement

Date(s) of Conference:

September 21-22, 2012

Location:

Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037

Description:

The Conference is designed to offer a practical guide to enforcement of intellectual property rights across a multiplicity of jurisdictions.

Contact Information:

uiacentre@uianet.org

http://seminaires.uianet.org/index.php?id=home212&L=1

The Future of Design Protection

Date(s) of Conference:

November 2-3, 2012

Location:

Ship Centre
Jesus College
University of Oxford

Description:

The Center for Intellectual Property Research of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre at the University of Oxford present an international conference on the future of design protection law. The event will bring together the world’s most recognized scholars, practitioners, industry representatives and government officials involved in all aspects of design protection law, including scholars from the U.S., Europe and China.

Contact Information:

http://madisonian.net/conferences/

IP for Creative Upstarts

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2012

Location:

Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan

Description:

This conference considers how law and policy can nurture diverse creative industries—”Creative Upstarts”—in the U.S. and abroad. “Creative Upstarts” encompass a range of commercial enterprises from independent artists and producers in developed countries to emerging content industries such as Nigeria’s “Nollywood,” Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian tecnobrega music, and Chinese digital publishing. Their interests have been overlooked in recent debates on intellectual property and information policy. This conference seeks to remedy that gap.

Contact Information:

Prof. Sean Pager
spager@law.msu.edu

http://www.law.msu.edu/creative/

Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions

Call for Papers:

The Canadian Foreign Policy Journal is requesting submissions on the topic of “Cyber Security and Diplomacy: Canadian and International Dimensions.”

Submission topics might focus on:

  • How are states using cyber diplomacy to leverage their interest in this digital world?
  • How does cyber security concern a nation-state – what is a state’s vulnerability and what are its defenses?
  • What bureaucratic changes in the public and foreign service are being made to leverage new media while at the same time avoiding episodes like the recent Wikileaks security lapse?
  • Are there definitions of cyber diplomacy? Can we quantify roles, boundaries, and influence of cyber diplomats?

The deadline for submission is October 1, 2012.

Contact Information:

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/cfp/rcfpcfp.pdf

ALAI 2012 Congress: Copyright and Related Rights in the “Cloud” Environment

Date(s) of Congress:

October 16-18, 2012

Location:

Westin Miyako Hotel
Kyoto, Japan

Description:

During this conference we would like to discuss an appropriate and practical system combined with technological measures for a good balance between exploitation and protection of works etc. in the “cloud” environment.

Contact Information:

alai2012@alai.jp

http://www.alai.jp/ALAI2012/program/ALAI2012-e.html

The Copyright Society of the U.S.A. 2012 Annual Meeting

Date(s) of Conference:

June 10-12, 2012

Location:

Hamburg, New Jersey

Description:

Topics covered include:

  • View from the Copyright Office
  • Fair Use
  • Recent Developments in Copyright Law
  • Politics of Copyright
  • Section 115 Negotiation and Agreement
  • Evolution of Digital Media

Contact Information:

amy@csusa.org

http://www.csusa.org/annual_meeting_2012.htm

The Rise of Innovative China: Implications for the Region

Date(s) of Conference:

July 19-20, 2012

Location:

University of Melbourne

Description:

This conference will address the important issue of how Australia, and the region more broadly, should respond to the emergence of China as an economic superpower.

Rather than re-examine IP enforcement problems, the event will focus on China’s rapid emergence as a powerful and extremely innovative nation and the unique opportunity this presents for many innovative Australian companies.

The conference will feature Australian and Chinese speakers drawn from a range of business, law, economics and policy backgrounds and include some of the nation’s most insightful thought-leaders on the issue.

Contact Information:

info@ipria.org

 http://www.ipria.org/events/conf/InnovativeChina/Default.html

Fifth Annual Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Date(s) of Conferences:

June 14-15, 2012

Location:

Northwestern University School of Law

Description:

The goal of this conference is to provide a forum where economists and legal scholars can gather together with Northwestern’s own distinguished faculty to present and discuss high-quality research relevant to intellectual property (IP) protection, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

This conference will be an important component of the Searle Center’s expanded entrepreneurship and innovation focus. Conference participants will explore the connections between IP, innovation, and entrepreneurship through empirical and theoretical economic and legal analysis. This interdisciplinary conference will be composed of presentations by leading researchers in economics and law, and participating authors will have their papers formally discussed by leading thinkers in the field. In addition, the conference will draw audiences of academics in economics, law, and business, as well as legal and business practitioners, government officials, and public policy makers.

Contact Information:

searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu

http://www.law.northwestern.edu/searlecenter/conference/entrepreneur/